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Proxy Setup for CLO 6.2 Login

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Applicable for: Enterprise users who using CLO 6.2 or later

First check whether your company's network system is running a proxy server or a service acting as a proxy.

If you are not using a proxy, the settings below are not required.

 

Technical Background

The CLO software and CLO authentication server do not provide proxy server and firewall functions. The proxy server setting provided in the login window of CLO 6.1 version was a convenience function provided that network requests that occur during CLO login go through the proxy server used by your company, and this option is not provided from CLO 6.2 onwards.

Enterprise customers who are building secure network system such as proxy servers and firewalls can find this article helpful. However, except in very special cases, ordinary individual users do not need proxy server settings or firewall settings.

Note that although there are firewalls provided at the OS level, such as Windows or macOS, the firewall described in this article mainly refers to a firewall solution that is part of the secure network that enterprises build.

 

See also

Corporate Firewall Setup and Whitelisting CLO Endpoints (Link)

 

Overview

Within the corporate security network, CLO users go through the login process as shown below.

  • CLO login requests must pass through a security program such as an antivirus.
  • CLO login requests must go through a proxy server to the Internet.
  • CLO login requests must pass through the firewall to the Internet.

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Note that this is a picture constructed to help users understand.

Actual proxy server configuration and behavior may differ from the picture.

Please contact your company's IT team for more specific details.

 

 

Windows User: Add proxy server config into Windows Environment Variables

1) Open Windows system Environment

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2) Go to the Advanced, click the Environment Variables button

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3) Click New button on the system variables

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4) Add your proxy server information as a new system variable

  • Variable name "CLO_HTTP(S)_PROXY" must be entered in uppercase.
  • If you are using HTTPS protocol, enter the variable name as "CLO_HTTPS_PROXY".
  • If you are using HTTP protocol, enter the variable name as "CLO_HTTP_PROXY".
  • If you use an ID and password to access the proxy server in your company, enter it according to the rules of "userID:password@proxy server domain:port".
  • You must enter the information used by your company, not the CLO account information, and the figure below is only an example.

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  • If you use an IP and port to access the proxy server in your company, enter them according to the "ip:port" rules. The figure below is an example.

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Mac Users: Edit the .bash_profile file (or .zprofile file if you are using the Z shell)

1) If the .bash_profile file doesn't exist in your Mac's home directory, create it.

  • Note that this file is a hidden file, so it is not visible in Finder.
  • Open the macOS Terminal app and do the following steps.
  • pwd: command to find out which directory you are in
  • ls -a: command to show all files in current directory
  • sudo touch /.bash_profile: create a new file

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2) Enter and save information for accessing the proxy server you are using.

  • Open the file, enter proxy server information which you're using, and save. Below is an example.
    • CLO_HTTPS_PROXY = {userid}:{password}@{proxyserver.com}:{port}
    • CLO_HTTPS_PROXY = {proxyserver ip}:{port}
  • If you are using HTTPS protocol, enter the name as "CLO_HTTPS_PROXY".
  • If you are using HTTP protocol, enter the name as "CLO_HTTP_PROXY".
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